1 – Introduction to measuring working time

We wanted to study and optimize work at all times. With the improvement of technologies and the conclusion of research, there are four main methods for evaluating working time. Introduction The desire to identify working time dates back to over 200 years. Thinkers...

2 – Time study

Based on a real observation of the work, it allows to identify the standard times as well as potential improvements. Introduction Chrono-Analysis is the oldest and most widespread method. It consists of performing a direct timekeeping of the work cycle and then...

3 – Standard data

One of the techniques of time study, standard data consists in the construction of a time data bank. Introduction The standard data method assumes that many movements are common, known and sleepy and already measured. The challenge of this method is to create a...

4 – Work sampling

Based on a statistical analysis of frequencies, this method allows to determine operations times by freeing of technical difficulty or judgement. Introduction It is a technique by quantitative analysis to measure in terms of time of human activities, machines or any...

5 – Pace judgment

The pace judgment is a subjective assessment of the relative rate of work observed. The analyst compares the observed operator’s performance with a concept of normality. Introduction The pace judgment is a subjective assessment of the relative rate of work...

The MTM 1

MTM is the most well-known predictive method of time. Widespread in the industry, particularly automobile, it finds its origins at the beginning of the 20th century. Introduction The MTM1, Method Time Measurement, is an analysis of human movements in the context of...